italy 15° Stormo

Aeronautica Militare Italiana


Air Wing 15th
Italian Air Force

1931 to present    






Helicopters

  • 15 stormo hh101
  • ami 15 stormoAB212 supporting firefighters

15th Wing provides disaster relief and Search and Rescue (SAR) for the civilian population in the national territory and territorial waters. In recent years it was also engaged in international humanitarian missions: Somalia, Albania, Kosovo and Iraq, to name the most important. Most recently acquired Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) capacity with the introduction of the Caesar and is also involved in Slow Movers Interception air-air missions to escort unidentified slow aircraft
Since 2014, 9 Stormo is the dedicated CSAR unit of the Italian Air Force. 15 Stormo was reclassified as a Combat Support unit takin over many different missions including Special Operations, Force Protection, Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling


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Structure

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23 Gruppo - 30oct18 to -
615 Squadriglia Collegamenti
80 centro c/sar
└━ 670 Squadriglia
81 Centro Addestramento Equipaggi
82 centro c/sar
83 centro c/sar
84 centro c/sar
85 centro c/sar

News of 15° Stormo


Italian Special Forces FIT 19-1 Exercise, 30-Mar-19 : #SpecialForces Helicopter squadrons from the Italian Armed Forces participated in the 10th Special Forces Annual Exercise FIT (Force Integration Training). This year edition was hosted by the Navy at Grottaglie and participated CH-47F Chinook, NH90, HH-101 Caesar and HH-212

Night Aerial Refueling Capability for Italian HH-101, 21-Sep-18 : #AerialRefueling The Italian Air Force is the first in Europe to achieve certification for helicopter night aerial refueling in a completely autonomous way using their HH-101 with the KC-130J Hercules tanker

Italian Red Cross Flight Nurse Course on HH-139A, 25-May-17 : Italian air force held the second course of flight nurses for 25 volunteers of the Italian Red Cross



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2010/    CerviaLIPC
1999/10Pratica di MareLIRE
1965/99Rome CiampinoLIRA


Models

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YearsModels
2015/    HH-101A Caesar
2012/    AW139M
1987/    NH500
1986/    AB212
1977/14AS-61
1965/?? AB47     AB47J
1965/84 AB204     AB204B
1965/?? AB47     AB47J-3



Operations


DatesOperation
23-may-1806-jun-18NL APROC 2018
04-sep-1708-sep-17 Grifone 2017
14-jun-1728-jun-17 APROC 2017
17-mar-1717-mar-17 CaSTA (Skiyng Alpin troups campionship) tecnical
05-sep-1109-sep-11 Grifone (Griffin) 2011
26-jun-0827-jun-08DE SAR Meet 2008


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